Europe Vacation: Eiffel Tower

Europe Trip: Eiffel Tower

Europe Trip: Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was one of the favorite things of my trip.  I had read in Fodor’s that the lines to go up the Eiffel Tower are often very long.  You can stand in line for over an hour to get a ticket for the elevator and then wait two hours to get on an elevator.  Fodor’s recommended that you buy a ticket to climb to the second level, and then buy a ticket on the second level to go all the way to the top ( Which is what those riding the first elevators have to do as well).  So that is what we did!  I will recommend it as a way to save time by not standing in line, but my legs were shaking at the end of the experience!

While at the top of the Eiffel Tower I could see that Paris is laid out very symmetrically and I wanted to reflect that in my design on these pages.  You will notice the very square angles and the use of green accents to mimic the wonderful gardens and parks in Paris.  I also included the two Eiffel Tower tickets which had been torn by the ticket takers.  At first I was a little frustrated by this because it ruined the perfect square, but was able to compensate for this by using a green diamond accent to fit into the space perfectly.

You will also notice that I combined pictures of the Eiffel Tower from a distance as well as pictures from inside the tower itself.  I will often do this as it is more important to me to have a cohesive view of a monument, than to keep all of the pictures in chronological order.  The pictures on this spread represent three different times, the night before, inside the tower, and about an hour after I had been in the tower.

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Categories: Europe Vacation 2002

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